Things to do in May

May the first 2011 – where have the last 4 months gone ?
Never mind , i have compiled a list of things that you need to be thinking about for the Allotment during May.
Keep in mind that i am new to this game so , to be fair, my list is compiled from google search, other allotment owners and of course reading the seed packets

It seems that this month gives scope for sowing so many of the vegetables. On my list for the first few weeks i have

  • French Beans
  • Beetroot
  • Peas
  • Runner Beans
  • Turnips
  • More lettuce
  • Radishes

The various drills, depth etc are all on the seed packets and a useful tip is that , if the weather is dry, which certainley is in our area  (county Durham) then its best to soak the drill before putting in the seeds.

It is also time for planting the plants that you have , again for me i have

  • Leeks
  • Onions
  • Red Onions

The same principle applies as above ie water the hole that its going into and this will help the plant get a good start.
It seems ridiculous to consider, but , the ‘old timers’ from my allotments are warning that there still could be a frost – so take the necessary precautions.